The man who once flew 8,000 miles to pick up an “environmental award” is not happy
JUNE 2, 2017
Leonardo DiCaprio – the man who once flew 8,000 miles on a private jet to pick up an “environmental award,” is bashing Donald Trump over his decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord.
Shortly after Trump made his announcement in the Rose Garden yesterday, DiCaprio tweeted, “Today, our planet suffered. It’s more important than ever to take action. #ParisAgreement.”
It’s unlikely that DiCaprio himself will be taking any action if that means curbing his own carbon-belching luxury celebrity lifestyle.
Last year, the Oscar winner took a round trip of 8,000 miles on a private jet from Cannes to New York and back again to collect an honor from a clean-water advocacy group.
After flying on another private jet to attend the soccer World Cup in Brazil in 2014, DiCaprio stayed on a 470-foot yacht owned by oil billionaire Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The yacht uses fuel equal to 83 American household’s annual worth of CO2 emissions.
After being entertained by the oil billionaire, DiCaprio attended a People’s Climate March in New York where he protested against – you guessed it – the oil industry.
During his Oscar winning speech, DiCaprio decried global warming as “the most urgent threat facing our entire species”.
This was after the actor had taken no less than six private jet trips from New York to LA in the space of six weeks.
He also took a private jet from L.A. to Las Vegas and stayed in Vegas for just eight hours to attend a party before flying all the way back again.
Leo was so worried about global warming that just months after his Oscar speech, he got his celebrity friends to fly 6,000 miles from LA to St Tropez so they could listen to his speech on, you guessed it, global warming.
And I’m not done.
As part of his environmental activist re-brand, DiCaprio also complains about over-fishing, a passion that didn’t prevent him from serving his guests whole sea bass, having flown them all in on CO2 belching helicopters, at an event where a film was screened about – you guessed it – over-fishing.
DiCaprio has even been lambasted by environmentalists like Robert Rapier, who accused the actor of living a lifestyle that, “diminishes his moral authority to lecture others on reducing their own carbon emissions.”
Really? Ya think?
DiCaprio represents everything that’s wrong with today’s virtue signaling Hollywood elite.
They lecture ordinary Americans about their lifestyle to earn entertainment industry brownie points, while living extravagant, luxury, carbon-spewing lifestyles themselves.